Tag Archive: Politics

Apr 25 2018

Syria, Sanctions and Tariffs

We are aware that Donald Trump does not take advice from anyone in his cabinet or inner circle. But when it comes to sanctions, tariffs and red lines, it appears he takes his cues from Russian president Vladimir Putin, Fox & Friends and the voices in his head. When Trump tweeted that he was going …

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Apr 24 2018

Iran Deal: 0 < 10

Donald Trump is determined to trash the Iran deal which has caused the Iranians to threaten to restart their now dormant nuclear program. In meetings with Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron, here on a state visit, in meetings with Trump tried to calm the rhetoric and convince Trump to stay in the deal. Trump has …

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Apr 17 2018

The Russian Connection: Comey Still Doesn’t Get It

In a Beat special report, MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent and host of “The Beat,” Ari Melber breaks down why Former FBI Director James Comey’s new book doubles down on major mistakes from 2016, including his handling of the Clinton probe, why Comey clearly doesn’t get it – and is plowing into new mistakes in his …

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Apr 16 2018

The Russian Connection: Motions Denied

In a blow to Donald Trump and his consigliere Michael Cohen, Judge Kimba Woods denied their motions to stop prosecutors from reviewing the evidence seized in the raids of Cohen’s office and residences. U.S. District Court Judge Kimba Wood denied the requests and ruled that prosecutors will get first access to the information, followed by …

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Apr 13 2018

The Russian Connection: Pee Tapes, Love Children and Grand Juries, Oh My

Unless you’re totally detached from the news, you most likely know that former FBI Director James Comey wrote a book. That book revealed a lot, much o which we already knew but now confirmed by a person directly involved with Donald Trump and his cabal. Comey is not by any definition of the word a …

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Apr 11 2018

So Long, Paul, It Was Not A Pleasure

The rumbling started weeks ago when the GOP rats started abandoning the ship of state known as congress (How many now? 40?), so there was no surprise when Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) announced that he was going over the side rather than endure the embarrassment of having to hand over the gavel …

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Apr 10 2018

The Russian Connection: More Headaches for Manafort

It’s hard to keep up with all the news that has been dropping the last few weeks as Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation gets closer to Donald Trump and his inner circle. Politico reported late Thursday, the noose tightened around Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort when Mueller seized his banks accounts and five phone …

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Apr 10 2018

The Russian Connection: Closer and Closer

Up Date 15:15 ET: ABC News is reporting that Geoffrey Berman, the acting US Attorney for the Southern District of NY and a Rudi Guilliani crony, recused himself from the Michael Cohen investigation and had no role in the raids. As per the NYT’s today, it was Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein who signed the …

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Apr 05 2018

The White House Ethics Mess

Once again the British consulting firm Cambridge Analytica has become an ethics issue for a Trump nominee for a White House position. CNBC broke the story that John Bolton, Trump’s toxic choice to replace General H. R. McMaster as National Security Advisor, has some ethical problems that have arisen from his ties to the data …

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Apr 04 2018

The Russian Connection: The Judge Rips Manafort Lawsuit

In Washington DC federal court today, lawyers for former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort argued to limit the scope of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. It did not sit well with the judge. A federal judge on Wednesday appeared to reject the majority of the arguments made by former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort in …

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